Posts Tagged ‘daily brief

Solberg: “Bit of Keystone Kops” politics from Harper on OAS changes

- February 4th, 2012

In Davos, Switzerland last week, Prime Minister Stephen Harper had this short bit in a much longer speech that touched on many topics:

“We have already taken steps to limit the growth of our health care spending over that period. We must do the same for our retirement income system.  Fortunately, the centerpiece of that system, the Canada Pension Plan, is fully funded, actuarially sound and does not need to be changed. For those elements of the system that are not funded, we will make the changes necessary to ensure sustainability for the next generation while not affecting current recipients.”

That set off a firestorm of political debate back in Canada that continued all week. Yesterday, Read more…

Daily Brief: Van Loan explains why he’s shutting down debate

- January 31st, 2012

Government House Leader Peter Van Loan invoked “time allocation” earlier today in the House of Commons, a parliamentary procedure which effectively limits parliamentary debate on a particular issue. The issue at hand this time is Bill C-25, legislation that would create registered pooled pension plans, a new kind of savings vehicle for those who are self-employed or whose employers do not offer company pension plans. Read more…

Ray Heard, Stephen Taylor on the Liberal weekend in Ottawa

- January 17th, 2012

Ray Heard, journalist and former director of communications for Liberal Prime Minister John Turner, and Stephen Taylor of the National Citizens Coalition break down the Liberal biennial convention held in Ottawa last weekend. Read more…

The GOP Debate; NDP Leader Nycole Turmel; and Michael Coren on Christopher Hitchens

- December 16th, 2011

Tonight on the Daily Brief on Sun News Network:

  • Republican hopefuls participated last night in the final debate before the Iowa caucus on January 3. We’ll break down the debate’s highlights — including an extended segment on the Keystone XL pipeline — with our Washington bureau chief Bryn Weese. Read more…

Tonight on the Daily Brief: Jason Kenney, Bob Stellick, Chris Warkentin and more

- December 9th, 2011

Tonight on The Daily Brief on Sun News Network:

  • Two of the country’s biggest telecom companies, Bell and Rogers, Read more…